Vanjari (caste)

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The Vanjari is a community in India; they live spread throughout the country but have a sizable population in the state of Maharashtra. They are also present in parts of Andhra Pradesh particularly in the districts of Telangana region. The Vanjari caste is generally classified as OBC and enjoy a Kshatriya [1] status. It is also claimed that Vanjari or a trader seems to be an occupational description, as it is etymologically identical with Vanijya which means trade or commerce. These tribes were in the past engaged in carrying grain and supplies for armies, before the time of cart-roads and railways.


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  1. ^ People Of India:Maharashtra,part 3